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London Aquathlon

London Aquatics Centre, LONDON. E20 2AQ

GXQQ+XV London, UK

Sat 13th August 2022

Starting at 08:00

1 race



NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

If you're a runner who has considered trying multisport, this aquathlon is the perfect opportunity to give it a go, and why not at the Olympic Park and Aquatics Centre, home of the 2012 Games!

We've created this event for those who may be new to multi-sport events. From great changing facilities to how to manage a perfect poolside transition, you'll be looked after and carefully briefed to take on the challenge with confidence. 

With a super-sprint 400m swim (just 8 lengths of the Olympic pool) followed by a fast 5K run course around the iconic sights of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, you'll find the athletic challenge just enough for a perfect first-time multisport experience.

Places are strictly limited to ensure you have a comfortable swim, and fellow competitors around you on the run course to keep you going.

Participants, grouped together in waves (8:00am, 8:40am, 9:20am) and released in 15-second intervals, will be allocated an exact swim start time between 8:00am and 9:40am - communicated in the week leading up to the event, together with a recommended arrival time at least 30 minutes prior to their start wave.

Faster swimmers will begin first within each wave - determined by the estimated 400m swim time provided during registration to minimise congestion – but all participants will be randomly allocated to one of the three waves.

As an official British Triathlon permit-holding event, you'll benefit from a professional experience that meets all the requirements of the sport and introduces you to the technicalities and rules to help you get the most out of your experience.

Event merchandise is available for purchase during registration for delivery by the following weekend when ordered by Sunday.

All of our events are organised following government and governing body COVID-19 guidance. We will continue to ensure that we deliver safe and enjoyable events.

Entry on the day will be subject to availability and a £5 surcharge.

For event updates and future promotions, follow The Race Organiser on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also join our Strava club to see how your fellow competitors are training and compare your event day performance.



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    Sat 13th August 2022

    British Triathlon Federation save £4.00



  • August


    Sat 13th August 2022

    British Triathlon Federation save £4.00


Course Details


- Dress for your swim, to include your swim cap, ankle strap/timing chip and arm transfers (if provided).

- Attach your race number to the front of the top in which you will be running using the safety pins provided at registration. Your number should always be visible during your run, and must not be covered/obstructed by other clothing/belts etc.

- Take your running kit to poolside for your pre-race briefing, 15 minutes prior to your wave start time (which will be communicated in the week leading up to the event).



- Participants will wait poolside in the order of release into the pool. One at a time, 30 seconds before your start time, you will be invited to move into lane 1.

- 15 seconds before you start, as the competitor before you begins, you will be asked to move into lane 2 where your swim will begin.

- Since each length is 50 metres, to ensure you accurately complete 400m and finish at the exit steps of the pool to the transition area, you are required to swim as follows:

1. Swim 2 lengths, out and back, in lane 2 - moving under the barrier into lane 3 as your turn into your third length.

2. Swim 2 lengths, out and back, in lane 3 - moving under the barrier into lane 4 as your turn into your fifth length.

3. Swim 2 lengths, out and back, in lane 4 - moving under the barrier into lane 5 as your turn into your seventh length.

4. Swim 2 lengths, out and back, in lane 5 and exit the pool via the steps, turning left into the transition area.



Running in the transition area is prohibited. Leave any swim kit in your transition area to collect after your run. Once you are ready, follow the directions of marshals from the pool to the run route.


The 5K course consists of 3-laps, all on tarmac or hard gravel pathway.


Medical Cover

Suitable medical cover is provided at our events in case of a medical emergency. 


Bag Drop

Bag drop will not be available at these events. Participants should leave all belongings with their vehicle/in transition where possible or use the changing room lockers (returnable £1 coin required).



Event images are expected to be available, usually within 24 hours of each event.


Water Stations

Water will be available at approximately 2.5K.



Toilets will be available in the changing area and at the Last Drop Café once finished. 


Changing Rooms/Showers 

Changing rooms/showers will be available in the Aquatics Centre.

Bib numbers

Bib numbers (and swimming caps) are available for collection at the event only, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail. Participants will also receive a wristband to facilitate access to the changing area and pool and an ankle strap/timing chip to be worn throughout the event.


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